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All-In-One Quilter's Reference Tool (2nd edition)


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Quick-Start Guide 6-8Bed/Quilt Sizes 10-11 Bed, Comforter,Coverlet, and Bedspread Measurements 10 Quilt Sizes withDrop and Tuck 10 Customizing QuiltSize 11 Quilt Styles andFormulas 11Straight-Set Quilts 12-16 Number of BlocksNeeded in Straight-Set Quilts 12 Inches Added bySashing to Straight-Set Quilts 12 Quilt Size in Inchesfor Straight-Set Blocks (6"-12") 13-14 Quilt Size in Inchesfor Straight-Set Blocks (14"-24") 15 Number of Sashingsand Cornerstones Needed for Straight-Set Quilts 16Diagonal-Set Quilts 17-24 DiagonalMeasurements for Squares 17 Inches Added bySashing to Diagonal-Set Quilts 18 Number of Blocks andQuilt Size in Inches for Diagonal-Set Blocks (6"-12") 19-20 Quilt Size in Inchesfor Diagonal-Set Blocks (14"-20") 21 Cutting Numbers forSide and Corner Setting Triangles 22 Number of Sashings,Cornerstones, Side Triangles, and Corner Triangles for Diagonal-Set Quilts 23 Cutting Numbers forSide and Corner Setting Triangles with Sashing for Diagonal-Set Quilts 24Number Conversions 25 Decimal/FractionEquivalents 25 Yardage to Inchesand Decimals 25 Sewing MachineStitch Length Setting Equivalents 25Yardage Requirements 26-37 Number of Squaresfrom Specific Yardage 26 Number of Rectanglesfrom Specific Yardage 27 Number of SashingStrips from Specific Yardage 28 Number ofEquilateral Triangles from Specific Yardage 29 Number of Hexagonsfrom Specific Yardage 29 Number of 60 Diamonds from Specific Yardage 30 Number of 45 Diamonds from Specific Yardage 30 Yardage for QuiltBacking 31 Yardage for BordersCut on Crosswise* Grain 32 Yardage for BordersCut on Lengthwise* Grain 33 Size of FabricSquare Needed for Various-Width and Length of Bias Strips 34-37Cutting 38-42 Cut/Finished BindingWidths 38 Cutting Bias Strips 38 Cutting Half- andQuarter-Square Triangles 39 GrainlineRecommendations for Pieced Blocks 39 Cutting Numbers forRotary-Cut Shapes 40-42Supplies 43-44 U.S./European NeedleSize Conversion and Recommended Fabric Weight 43 Uses for VariousNeedle Types 43 Needle/ThreadRecommendations 43 Standard BattingSizes 44 Standard Sizes ofPrecut Fabrics 44Piecing 45-59 Ensuring a 1/4"Seam Allowance 45 Thread Tension 46 Y-Seam Construction46 Half-Triangle UnitsMethod 1: Sew and Slice 47 Half-TriangleUnitsMethod 2: Eight from a Square 48 Half-Triangle UnitsMethod 3: Sheeting Triangles 49 Cutting Numbers for Stitch-and-FlipFlying Geese 50 Cutting Numbers for4X Flying Geese 51 Cutting Numbers forSquare-in-a-Square Block 52 Curved-SeamConstruction 53 Cutting Numbers forPrairie Points 54 Mitered BorderCorner Construction 55 Mitered Double-FoldBinding Corner Construction 56 Seaming Double-FoldBinding EndsMethod 1 57 Seaming Double-FoldBinding EndsMethod 2 58 Seaming Double-FoldBinding EndsMethod 3 59 Hanging Sleeve 59Cutting and Piecing for 20 Popular Traditional Blocks 60-69 Basket 60 Birds in the Air 60 Bow Tie 61 Broken Dishes 61 Churn Dash 62 Friendship Star 62 House 63 Maple Leaf 63 New Album 64 Nine-Patch 64 Nine-Patch Variation65 Ocean Waves 65 Ohio Star 66 Pinwheel 66 Rail Fence 67 Sawtooth Star 67 Shoofly 68 Snail's Trail 68 Snowball 69 Variable Star 69Index 70-72

About the Author

Harriet Hargrave is one of the foremost experts in quiltmaking, with several books, fabric lines, and products for quilters. Sharyn Craig teaches, lectures, writes about quilt making, and has authored twelve previous books. Liz Aneloski, an editor at C&T Publishing, is also an avid quilter, who has authored eight books on quilting and sewing. Alex Anderson has authored 30 books on quilting with C&T Publishing, in four languages, selling near 1 million copies worldwide.


This compact volume is absolutely packed with almost any calculation you might need to create a quilt. The book opens with a "Quick-Start Guide" in a Q&A format to help readers find the most popular topics such as: How do I sew a curved seam? or Where should the grainline be? Beginners who are looking to branch out from conventional designs will find yardage requirements, cutting tips, and piecing tutorials. More seasoned quilters will be able to quickly check such things as how many hexagons can be cut from a yard of fabric. (The answer is a lot, depending on the finished size of your hexagon.) The book is divided into color-coded chapters featuring comprehensive diagrams and charts. It is ring-bound and the outer cover wraps all the way from front to back to protect the pages from getting worn along the binding. This updated version of a beloved favorite includes 20 new pages with current information on standard sizes of precut fabric packs and Y-seam construction tips. This reference book will be a valuable addition to any quilting library. Quilting Arts Magazine, April/May 2013 Everything you need to know about quilting, from buying enough fabric to finishing the binding, is in this handy spiral-bound reference guide. Four seasoned experts updated the previous best-selling guide with more information-new blocks, cutting charts, piecing techniques, and more. Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, May/June 2014 C&T Publishing has recently released three new Reference guides packed with information quilters and sewists use on a regular basis. The first of these treasures would be the All-In-One Quilter's Reference Tool by Harriet Hargrave, Sharyn Craig, Alex Anderson and Liz Aneloski. I am sure you are familiar with this booklet as this go-to guide for quilters has sold 100,000 copies around the world. This new expanded edition includes 20 additional pages with new quilt blocks, cutting charts, piecing techniques and more. Inside you will find easy-to-follow charts, tables and illustrations. You will also find yardage requirements, cutting instructions, setting secrets, supplies, piecing techniques and number conversions. I reach for this all the time when trying to convert a fraction to a decimal or to determine how large a quilt I would like to make. The Applique Society Newsletter, May/June 2014

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